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Mykola Kholodny

Mykola Kholodny, born June 22, 1882, in Tambov, Russia, died May 4, 1953, in Kyiv. Plant physiologist, microbiologist; from 1929 full member of the AN USSR. After graduating from Kyiv University in 1906, he taught there until 1941. From 1920 to 1949 he also worked at the Institute of Botany. At the beginning of the 1920s he did important research on iron-fixing bacteria, and then pioneering work on plant hormones. He also published work on ecology, soil science, the origin of life, and evolution. Besides writing numerous scientific articles, Kholodny wrote two important books Iron Bacteria (1921, 1953), Phytohormones (1939). After his death the Institute of Botany at which he had worked was named in his honor.


 
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